Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Hospital Bag

Today I'm talking luggage! Well, more specifically, what I'm planning on taking in my hospital bag for the big day. I don't have my bag packed yet but I have an empty dresser drawer in my bedroom and decided to fill it with everything I'm planning on taking. This way I don't have a big suitcase sitting out and cluttering my space but everything is in one spot and can easily be thrown into my bag when we're ready to go. Also, I wanted to be prepared in case something weird happened and I suddenly had to go to the hospital and didn't have a bag with me. With everything being in one spot, I can tell someone where they can find what I need for the hospital and they can bring me everything with ease.
This is everything that I think I need/have ready for the hospital. For those of you out there that have done this before, if there's anything essential that you think I'm leaving out please tell me! I want to be as prepared as possible!!

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  1. You have this on there... But just make sure you bring your very favorite body wash, shampoo, lotion..... That first shower makes you feel SOOOOO much more human and smelling good definitely helps. It lifted my spirits a lot both times.

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    1. I know I'll want to shower as soon as I possibly can. I hate feeling yuck! Hopefully I'll be able to hop in there almost immediately....that's my plan anyway!!!

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  2. Chapstick, tic tacs (that is all they will let you have besides Popsicles), eye mask (for sleeping/resting), headband for labor, extension cord and power strip so you can keep your gadgets charged and close by (outlets are a long way from the bed generally). Don't take any clothes that you don't want potentially ruined (for you). I liked the undies at hospital had so I took a bunch home with me for post partum. Button up style pJs at target were my fave thing in the world for the hospital and weeks after Liam was born. Easy for nursing. I wore a nursing tank under them.

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  3. Also, breast gel soothies (target has them...pricey but worth it the first couple weeks) and mother love nipple cream. You also may want to stick in your breast pads and take your own nursing pillow. The hospital generally has a pump you can use if you need it (different reasons why you could need it) but check to be sure when you do a hospital tour, otherwise take your own in case. It is also good to take a nipple shield too bc they often won't give them at the hospital. If you want more info on this breastfeeding stuff, Facebook me.

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    1. Check, Check, Check! Great points! Thanks girl!!!!

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